The holiday season is upon us, and if you have a travel addict to buy a present for then, our Travel Gadget Holiday Gift Guide 2022 is for you.

This year we have something for every budget and unique ideas for the person who is always on the go or a well-earned gift for yourself.

Travel Gadget Gift Guide 2022

<em>Apple AirTags<em>

Apple AirTags from $29/£35

The tracker of choice, and my pick for the best gadget in 2022, Apple AirTags have hit the news during the year as airports around the world struggled with the surge of travellers post-Covid and reclaim halls filled with misplaced cases. I even keep one in my Carry-On in case I’m forced to gate-check it, and I wouldn’t consider checked-in luggage without an AirTag inside.

<em>STM ChargeTree Go<em>

STM Goods ChargeTree Go $113/£53

Wireless charging need not be just for the home. STM Goods reinvented their original Chargetree stand into a compact, foldable and, most importantly, travel-friendly wireless charger with the ChargeTree Go.

<em>Atom Studios Universal Cable<em>

Atom Studios Universal Cable /£27

Gifting a cable may not seem like the kindest of presents, but receiving the Nitrogen Blue Universal Cable from Atom Studios is a blessing for most tech-laden travellers. This tangle-free 1.8m USB-C to USB-C supports up to 18W fast charging devices, has three interchangeable tips (USB-A/Lightning/Micro USB-USB-C) and is MFi-certified for Apple products.

4. Canva Subscription

<em>Canva<em>

Canva Annual Subscription $99/£99

Help a loved one create and share better travel content with an annual subscription to Canva. Available on either the web or app, Canva has millions of templates, ideas, graphics and audio/video overlays for users.

<em>JOBY Beamo MagSafe Ring Light<em>

JOBY Beamo MagSafe Ring Light /£45

Everyone is a content creator when they travel, so why not do it in style with the JOBY Beamo MagSafe Ring Light. Attach the JOBY Beamo to your iPhone 12 or later smartphone and have a multifunctional Ring Light ready whenever you need it. No bulk, cables, or other stand are needed or pair it with the JOBY Podzilla mobile tripod for a professional finish to your videos. The Beamo Ring Light comes with a travel pouch and adapter to work with non-Apple devices.

<em>Rocketbook Mini<em>

Rocketbook Mini $17/£15

Most people are trying to be more sustainable, and one way to do this is to replace notepad after notepad with a Rocketbook Mini. This futuristic reusable notepad comes with a bespoke app (Android/Apple) to digitise all of your work and then wipe it clean with a drop of water, ready for the next assignment.

<em>NomaticGomatic<em>

Nomatic/Gomatic Travel Pack & Bags from $/£167

Winner of our 2022 Best Travel Gadget guide Backpack, the Nomatic Travel Pack & Bags are the perfect balance of size, design and layout for trips from 1 to 7 days long.

<em>Nomad Goods accessories<em>

Nomad Goods $/£ various

We all know at least one Apple diehard fan, and if your budget won’t stretch to giving them a new iPhone or iPad, then something from the Nomad Goods range is the next best thing. Nomad offers a wide selection of cases, straps, and wired & wireless chargers, all of which enhance the look of any Apple product.

<em>Bose<em>

Bose Slepbuds 2 $249/£229

A good night’s sleep can be challenging for some people when away from home, but the Sleepbuds 2 from Bose can help. Designed to fit comfortably within the ear and working with a dedicated Bose app, the Sleepbuds deliver some 50 sounds, including Bose-engineered noise-masking sounds and relaxing content.

<em>AirPods case AirFly Pro adapter<em>

Twelve South $/£ various

What I love about Twelve South is that they have solutions to problems you didn’t even know you had until they gave you the answer. Twelve South has a case or device for most occasions, whether at home or travelling, including the one gadget every traveller should have in their tech pack; the AirFly Pro.

ExpertFlyer

ExpertFlyer Pro $99/£99

Presents don’t always need to be physical items. An app subscription to ExpertFlyer Pro is an excellent way of gifting peace of mind and time to the frequent traveller in your life. This powerful app helps users to find the best seats on the cheapest flights and make the most of any frequent traveller scheme.

<em>Liberty Wireless Charger<em>

Liberty Wireless Charger $240/£199

This may not make everyone’s travel tech pack for a trip due to its size, but there’s no denying the Zens Liberty Wireless Charger is simply a stunning device to return home to. Add the additional Apple Watch extension, and charge all your wireless-enabled Apple devices in one go.

<em>Nord VPN<em>

Nord VPN Annual Subscription $90/£85

This year, give the gift of peace of mind with a Nord VPN subscription for laptops, tablets and smartphones. There’s a holiday promotion with 59% off and three extra months.

<em>MP230 Portable Speaker<em>

Edifier MP230 Portable Speaker $149/£99

One of the stand-out devices I’ve reviewed in 2022, the Edifier MP230 adds a touch of style and refinement to a traveller’s tech selection, and it sounds phenomenal, inside or out.

VIATom Payne
Tom, Editor. An online publication providing news & reviews on apps, gadgets and luggage for the connected traveller.

4 COMMENTS

    • The Ring Light is a great MagSafe accessory for anyone who enjoys making content with their iPhone. it doubles as a great torch, too.

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